03 May 2008
SPRING IS IN THE AIR!
Yesterday, was a beauty so we decided to take a ride over to the Koocanusa. I'm not sure if I have told you the story behind the name of the lake so for those who may have missed it.... It's kind of corny but the story is this; The Koocanusa runs about 90 miles from Montana (USA) into British Columbia (CAN). The lake is situated in the Kootenai National Forest and is fed by the Kootenai River. I think you can get the picture.
On the way out we saw a pot load of Mule Deer. This one ranch must have 150 of them lolling around. No fawns yet.
Over at the Koocanusa the reservoir has really been drained low. I thought it was low last year but it's even lower this year. So much sand has been exposed that when the wind comes up the valley looks like the Dust Bowl.
After hiking around the lake we took off just looking for whatever we could see. The first thing were some long horn cows that had just given birth and one cow just about to pop. They were really beautiful there in the pasture. At the same ranch was this horse that reminded my mom of one from her childhood. His name was Black Boy. This fella was a black boy alright!
Good news! Mom finally got a photo of a wood duck. Bad news! The lens she was using wasn't long enough to get a good look.
It was a beautiful spring day here in Montana and we enjoyed every minute of it! Looks like spring might be here for real this time!
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